Omniscience

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Magic 2013 Mythic Rare

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Omniscience

Enchantment

You may cast nonland cards from your hand without paying their mana costs.

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Omniscience Discussion

Teleshar on Who Needs Creatures Anyways?

18 hours ago

If you want more stories, I shall grant them to you.

After all, it's my new favorite EDH deck, so I've played it a few times and I can recall my last game quite well.

I was playing against three opponents, the same people as before, but with different decks this time. One was Arcanis the Omnipotent, one was Riku of Two Reflections and one was Omnath, Locus of Mana. I was prepared for the hate that would come towards me, especially from the mono blue deck - I automatically assume a ton of counterspells from those.

My starting hand was pretty decent - I didn't have many lands, but I had Sol Ring, so I felt okay. Arcanis had a pretty amazing ramp engine - he played Mana Crypt, Mana Vault and Everflowing Chalice with three counters on his turn 2, which made everyone worried. I played a Propaganda early, but my opponents' decks weren't exactly creature decks, so nobody really attacked anyone. Except for Omnath later on. Arcanis cast Day's Undoing pretty early, which I could counter with Insidious Will, but I decided not to - I was pretty stuck on lands.

The stuff I drew was pretty good, but in the meantime, Omnath became a threat as well. His commander was rapidly growing and he started bashing Arcanis. In fact, his Omnath grew so big it could probably kill Arcanis with the next attack. I cast Fervor, preparing for the Narset turn. I also drew Strionic Resonator thanks to Day's Undoing, so it was looking pretty great for me.

However, Omnath became extremely threatening all of a sudden. He killed Arcanis with a 13/13 Omnath. Arcanis flashed in Snapcaster Mage to chumpblock, but Omnath cast Berserk from Mosswort Bridge's Hideaway. Then he used all of his gathered mana in the postcombat main phase, ramping up even more, playing Brittle Effigy and Yeva, Nature's Herald, among a few other things.

Now that Arcanis was out of the game, I could safely cast Narset, since Riku was tapped out. I attacked Riku and the trigger revealed Command Tower, Walk the Aeons, Spectra Ward and Conqueror's Flail. Brilliant.

My bonus turn begins. I cast Steel of the Godhead on Narset, then I equip her with Conqueror's Flail. With Boros Charm in my hand, I am able to give her double strike and finish Riku off. The trigger reveals Chandra, the Firebrand, Izzet Signet, Ashling's Prerogative and Sunder. Knowing that Omnath is a land-based deck, I don't hesitate to cast Sunder. On Omnath's turn, nothing happens because he has no mana, so he plays a Forest and passes the turn.

On my turn, I copy Narset's trigger with Strionic Resonator, revealing eight spells. One of them is Omniscience, which allows me to cast my huge hand for free. I play Temporal Trespass, Tamiyo, the Moon Sage, Elspeth, Knight-Errant and many other things. On my bonus turn, I buff Narset with Elspeth and swing for victory.

Once again, just one attack caused a hugely explosive turn. Omnath decided not to attack me because of my Propaganda, and instead aimed for Arcanis - because he had a ton of mana. In fact, he later told us that if he could have had another turn, he would've won the game on that turn, so Omnath prevented that. Which allowed me to take the win instead. Nonetheless, it was a fun game, at least for me. :)

I love this deck so much.

WargRave on Mindrazer's Gifts

3 days ago

Hi, took a look at the deck and I think I see a few swaps:

Rupture Spire->Vivid Crag

Obelisk of Grixis->Commander's Sphere

Fascination->Skyscribing

Some cards to consider adding:

+Fate Unraveler Another, probably easier to cast, Underworld Dreams effect along with a 3/4.

+Geier Reach Sanitarium Another Mikokoro, Center of the Sea, in fact it's better because you also have discard triggers.

+Bojuka Bog Likely someone in your meta has a graveyard based deck, and this is a very low cost way to greatly damage them. Especially since you will be fueling them with all your discard. For that matter, adding Nihil Spellbomb or Relic of Progenitus could be wise too.

+Liliana's Caress You've got Megrim, might as well use this too.

+Signets

And a few things that might not be pulling their weight here:

-Otherworld Atlas This seems just too slow. Charging it once makes a Temple Bell that etb tapped and costs 4. Charging twice is a really slow Font of Mythos. Charging three times is...three turns of nothing. If there were a heavy proliferation theme, then maybe.

-Laboratory Maniac Are you decking yourself before opponents are dying? If you've gone through 99 cards, or even 80, the opponents should be at -40 life or less. They'll also be damaging each other too. In the unlikely event someone maintains positive life, you'll probably deck them before yourself anyway if they played any of their own card draw. If you still worry about it, Time Reversal and Day's Undoing can replace two of your other wheel effects.

-Omniscience This just isn't the deck for this card. Yes all your Howling Mines can refill you each turn, but pretty much nothing in your deck is card advantage, so you can't drop this and storm through your library or anything like that. At the point you hit 10 mana you can pretty much cast 3 spells + play a land each turn anyway, so Omniscience only has value after you have ten mana, and if you draw more than 1+(mana available/averageCMC) cards per turn. At every other time (so way too often) it's dead.

-Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker Sure he's powerful in a generic way, but he doesn't synergize with the deck, and I think he's next on the chopping block because of his cost.

-Magus of the Jar Having summoning sickness and costing five makes this questionable to me.

-Leyline of Anticipation Another generically powerful card, but you know what else is generically powerful? Signets.

MagicGALAXY on The Unspoken Token Lover

3 days ago

Lilbrudder Hey! I went through a lot of talks and I think I am pulling out the enchantment focus of the deck. I decided that the deck was more of a tempo strategy that has control and wins through big creatures getting in. As much as I love Academy Rector or Omniscience, they don't really fit in this deck. Thanks for the great input though :) I will probably update this deck at some point this weekend. Thanks again!

MoGoose831 on Free stuff...sorta

6 days ago

I think a more detailed description could bring in more help.

That being said I love the idea you have going on here. Omniscience could do very well here!

sylvannos on omniscience deck idea help

1 week ago

@Sunbrosoulaire: I'm still working on tweaking it before I take it to FNM. The main thing is goldfishing it well enough that I can go through the combo and not go to time each round. Similar to 4 Horsemen in Legacy, it's an infinite combo that requires you to actually go through the motions.

I think the better version might be one where I use Fist of Suns, especially with the new 5-color land coming out. I just don't wanna drop cash on the deck when I have other stuff I should complete first.

Still, it might be one of the fastest ways to cheat an Omniscience into play that doesn't rely on creatures that die to Lightning Bolt. Or playing basically a shitty version of Tooth and Nail or Scapeshift.

xyr0s on omniscience deck idea help

1 week ago

You could ramp a bit less, and play Braids, Conjurer Adept instead, which would let you put Omniscience into play, and then you run from there.

Also, if you go with the urzatron and their supporting cards, isn't it simpler to cut the middleman, and just use those to play your wincons?

And since omniscience helps casting spells, rather than putting them into play, you should go with the big eldrazi, which all have "when cast"-triggers.

Sunbrosoulaire on omniscience deck idea help

1 week ago

I want to make a modern deck based around the cards Omniscience and Enter the Infinite. Obviously, this will never be tier 1 but I wanted to see if it could be good enough to be tier 2 -2.5. The win conditions I want to be flashy such as things likeLaboratory Maniac. Alternatively I could have the deck do something insane like summon 4 Blightsteel Colossus and 4 Progenitus on the same turn and just go ham. The main problem lies in getting Omniscience on the board and not dying long enough for me to actually use it. I need recommendations for superb strategies and card suggestions. If someone has already made a similar deck and you know of it please link it; it may prove to be an excellent starting point.

I had originally thought that I woud make this colors but after seeing a few better combos and cards for the color combo I decided to switch to Izzet colors.

Card(s) that help cheat out Omniscience( that I am actually considering playing)

Jace, Architect of Thought -...playing blue as a primary color should not be a very difficult thing to stall long enough to activate his ultimate.

Jhoira of the Ghitu -literrally perfect. I just need a way to protect her and stall for 4 turns.

Reweave- If I build the deck right I can have a rather high chance of casting this for 5-6 mana and hitting an Omniscience onto the field.

Possible support cards:

Braids, Conjurer Adept very much a fan...just need a reliable way to tutor her while also being able to protect her and blow up anything my opponent wants to cast with it...difficult; however, not impossible.

KIngWiggins on Updated for Sale List

1 week ago

Hello all. Back again trying to sell off some cards. Anything over $25 I will do tracking for free, otherwise please add $2 to price for tracking, if requested.

For Sale:
4x Lion's Eye Diamond (2 fairly NM, 2 LP) $340
3x Bridge from Below $8 each
1x Bridge from Below $6.50
1x Arid Mesa $28
1x Force of Will LP $60*1x Bloodstained Mire $14
1x Omniscience $16
3x Blinkmoth Nexus $4 each
1x Leyline of the Void $11
Various other things but these are highlights.

*I had a trade involving my Force but I haven't heard from the recipient in well over a month so I am assuming the trade is no longer happening.

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